DWU employee named to Prairie Business 40 under 40 list

GRAND FORKS, N. D. — Prairie Business magazine recently announced 2022’s 40 Under 40 recipients.  The annual awards honor young professionals in the Dakotas and western Minnesota, each under the age of 40.  These nominees come from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds who have made significant impacts in their chosen professions and communities. They are business leaders, industry experts, executives, managers, nonprofit leaders and community trendsetters. 
Named to the list is Missy Leuthold, DWU Adult and Online Enrollment Coordinator.  Only five South Dakotans made the list with Leuthold the only one from Mitchell.

From her nomination: “In 2019, Leuthold served internationally as a short-term missionary in 12 different countries.  During this time, she experienced what she would describe as “radical hospitality,” which led to a career in international student services.  Leuthold serves international students at DWU in a vast range of areas including international orientation, airport transportation, meals at her home and advocacy for more representation and inclusion of these students on campus and in the community.

Leuthold has also taken on the task of growing new initiatives at DWU.  From alternative two-year and certificate programs, to playing a critical role in recruiting one of the largest MBA cohorts in the school’s history, she continues to succeed at supporting recruitment and expanding new programs at Dakota Wesleyan.” 

Prairie Business received nearly 1,700 nominations for 2022. To read the entire list, visit the online publication at https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=771079.